The Skippers Canyon road outside Queenstown in the South Island was earlier this year listed as one of the 22 most dangerous in the world. Driving Experiences, a UK based company, gave the road a fear factor of 7 out of 10.
Rental car terms and conditions specifically state that rental vehicles are not allowed on New Zealand beaches and the Skippers Canyon Road.
This NZ Harold article has a pretty nice photo (much better than my own).
The Secretarybird (Afrikaans: Sekretarisvoël) has the longest legs of any raptor. It use these long legs to kill pray, including snakes. It’s got a cool “serpent hunter” sounding scientific name Sagittarius serpentarius.
They have a normal upper lid that closes downwards when the owl blinks, a lower lid that closes upwards when the owl is asleep and a third translucent eyelid that closes diagonally across the eye to moisten and protect it while maintaining vision.
This third eyelid is called a nictitating membrane and can be seen in the left hand side eye of this Spotted Eagle Owl.
This photo was taken at Eagle Encounters at the Spier wine farm outside Stellenbosh, Western Cape, South Africa.
In essence, it is about choosing one creative exercise, and then repeating it every day for 100 days. I did not pay much attention to it at the time.
Some weeks ago we suffered a hard drive failure here at home (yes, I managed to recover everything). As I worked through a review of my backup process and hundreds of archived photographs the connection was made and I thought I’ll give it a shot.
Here then follows 100 (or so) interesting (at least to me) facts relating to the subject of some of our photos.